RTL-Westcan Group of Companies has been recognized as one of Canada’s Outstanding Employers for 2016 by The Learning Partnership. The national award recognizes companies for their outstanding performance and contributions to Take Our Kids to Work™ Day activities.
This was RTL-Westcan’s first year participating in the program. Entries were judged on four criteria based around how the companies engaged secondary school students on Take Our Kids to Work™ Day, and how they promoted the benefits of early career exploration.
“RTL-Westcan is proud to be one of 15 companies from across Canada to receive this year’s honour,” said Stephanie Rudderham, Vice President of Human Resources, RTL-Westcan Group of Companies. “Take Our Kids to Work™ Day is a fantastic opportunity to educate and engage students and inspire a future generation to pursue a career within the transportation industry.”
RTL-Westcan planned a day of educational activities to expose Grade 9 students to the many different career paths available within the transportation industry. Students heard from employees from various departments about their unique roles at RTL-Westcan, toured the facility to observe operations in action, and tested out the state-of the-art training simulator.
The day also included an interactive Distracted Driving component. Students learned what they can do to prevent distractions and keep themselves and their friends and families safe, including putting their phone out of sight or turning it off while driving and speaking up if they are a passenger in a vehicle where the driver is distracted.
The full list of this year’s winners can be found on The Learning Partnership’s website: www.thelearningpartnership.ca
For more information, please contact:
RTL-Westcan Group of Companies
(780) 472-6633 ext. 01316
About RTL-Westcan Group of Companies
RTL-Westcan is one of Western Canada’s largest bulk transportation carriers, with more than 50 years’ experience in dry and liquid bulk transportation. It also operates a leading edge construction division in Canada’s North, specializing in civil and industrial construction. RTL-Westcan proudly serves over 500 customers in the energy, mining, agriculture, and construction industries, and operates 23 locations across Western Canada, Ontario and the Western Arctic. The company was named Top Large Fleet for 2016 by Trucking HR Canada’s Top Fleet Employers program and Gold Winner in the Transportation category for Canada’s Safest Employers 2016. The company has been recognized by Canada’s 10 Most Admired, the Alberta Business Awards and Alberta’s Best Workplaces. RTL-Westcan is also a proud supporter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Canada.